Emma Edel is an emerging independent Pop artist hailing from Kerry, currently based in London. She recently performed alongside Robert Grace for iRadio’s iLoveIrish Live, supported Lyra in the INEC Club, opened for True Tides in Mike The Pies & supported Skinny Living at The Soundhouse. She also took to the stage for a sell-out performance of her first hometown headline show at St Michael's Church last March with a full band performance. She was also recently a finalist for The New Local Hero Search on Radio Kerry for Irish Music Month.
Her debut single ‘If I Can’t Have You’ was released at the end of 2020 and it peaked at No.4 on the Irish Radio Breakers chart, hit No.40 on the Irish Shazam charts and surpassed 4 million impacts to date on Irish radio. Throughout 2021, she released three singles, ‘Meant To Be’, ‘Good Time’ & ‘Why We Try’, gaining the singer traction from publications such as Hot Press, The Last Mixed Tape & Golden Plec and gaining significant radio play and track of the week slots from the likes of iRadio & Spin SW. ‘I Reckon Something’ her fifth single released in June of last year, made waves on many radio stations across Ireland landing the song at No.7 on the Irish Radio Breaker’s Chart and ‘On My Mind’, her most recent single released on October 5th also peaked at No7 on the Irish Radio Breakers chart, and gained slots such as TOTW on RTÉ 2FM and an iLoveIrish track of the month on iRadio. Her music has been played on radio stations across the country such as Today FM, RTÉ 2FM, Radio Kerry, Spin 1038, Spin SW, iRadio, FM104, Beat 102 103, Cool FM, KCLR & Red FM to name a few and has featured in The Irish Independent, Star Chic Magazine & Le Future Wave.
Learning piano from a young age, it was at 15 she began writing songs which became an outlet during her teens. In 2014 Emma made the move to Dublin, where she explored her songwriting and sound and played with different songwriters and bands. She spent lockdown at home in Kerry, writing and releasing music. Emma Edel is currently in London to pursue her music career, doing writing sessions, recording and playing live.
‘it'll be tough getting this pop gem out of your head’ - Kate Brayden, Hot Press
‘an absolute jam’ - Marty Guilfoyle, Spin 1038
‘Introducing Emma Edel: The Kerry singer-songwriter who values progress over perfection’ - Ciara Dwyer, The Sunday Independent
‘The atmospheric number shows off the vocal prowess of Edel’ - Kate Brayden, Hot Press
‘This is an absolute vibe’ Curtis McCosh, Cool FM